Richmond Public Library

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Richmond Public Library
Established 1975
Branches 5
Items collected books, e-books, music, cds, periodicals, maps, genealogical archives, business directories, local history,
Size 497,419 (2010)
Access and use
Circulation 4,498,624 (2010)
Population served 186,628 population[1]
Other information
Budget CA $7,763,841 (2009)
Director Greg Buss
Staff 138

Richmond Public Library (RPL) is a public library that serves Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The library has four branches in the city: Brighouse (Main), Steveston, Ironwood, and Cambie. RPL also offers weekly outreach service to the Hamilton neighbourhood.

The library has won numerous awards, including the John Cotton Dana Public Relations Award[2] in 2008 for its "Ralphy" library card for kids.


The Richmond Public Libraries offer a variety of services, such as:

  • Books, DVDs, music CDs, video games in a variety of languages for children and adults
  • Computer and Internet Workstations (MSWindows, Web browsing, MSOffice, Basic accessory application-programs)
  • Language learning center (at Brighouse Branch) with ESL and language learning tools
  • Living rooms
  • Programs for children and adults


  1. ^ BC Stats: 2007 Municipal Population Estimates Retrieved on 1 June 2009
  2. ^ hwwilson: [1] Retrieved on 4 January 2009

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Coordinates: 49°09′50″N 123°08′28″W / 49.1639°N 123.1412°W / 49.1639; -123.1412 (Richmond Public Library)